The third workshop in our Mastering Speedlights series takes the humble speedlight and shows you how to release it's creative beast.
We'll be using gels and a light blaster. Freezing action and setting up a strobe effect. Don't underestimate these little pocket lights, they punch well above their weight, and won't break the bank.
- Using speedlights to freeze action
- Speedlights with gels
- Speedlights with the LightBlaster
- Setting up a strobe effect
You will need a camera with interchangeable lenses that has a standard hot shoe and can shoot in RAW file format. If you have an early Sony or Minolta DSLR please advise us in advance in order for us to provide a hot shoe adaptor. Also some later Pentax models have a slightly different fitting.
We suggest bringing lenses that cover the following focal lengths, don't worry if you don't have these as you can complete the course with a standard kit lens.
Full Frame Sensors. 24mm - 200mm
APSC 1.5 Crop 18mm - 150mm
MFT 2x Crop 14mm - 100mm
You should be familiar with your camera controls and be able to shoot in manual exposure mode. Manual focussing is not required. Experience with speedlights is not required.
Just a quick note to say the recent night photography workshop that I attended was spot on !
Was it informative ? Yes
Did I learn something ? Yes
Can I transfer what was learnt into practice ? Yes
I will certainly be looking at other workshops in the future.
A highly recommended tutor !!
I attended a "Speedlights Fast track and The Speedlight Studio", workshop on Monday as I wanted to learn to use my speedlights in more efficient way - and I would like to say what a great trainer Andrew was. He was friendly and welcoming, answered questions, checked your understanding, showed you a range of equipment but did not sell you anything....
I came away having understood a lot more about how I can control light, how lights can be used together and how I don't have to break the bank to achieve the look I want to achieve. I would consider attending another workshop when he is back in Hampshire!